Gluten Free Lemon Bars Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Bars Recipe

These gluten free lemon bars will impress even the most skeptical folks in your crowd. Seriously delicious! And they’ll be seriously gone, so you’d better double the recipe!

I don’t know what it is about this easy little treat — maybe the mystery is in its simplicity — but they are universally loved and bring a smile to anyone’s face as they savor the subtle tart/sweetness that is so perfectly blended in a gluten free lemon bar. There’s just no reason not to be able to still enjoy that simple pleasure, gluten free.

Like anything else, the key is in the ingredients. If you use gritty rice flour or funky bean flours, for example, these creamy lemon bars will never bring the delight they ought to. Use high quality, smooth and light gluten free flours, as in my gfJules™ flour blend. You’ll never look back once your recipes are this delicious!

gluten free lime bars with lime

Oh, and how pretty are these GREEN lime bars?? Think St. Patrick’s Day or Earth Day or any day you want to add a pop of yummy green to your menu. Equally delicious either way.

gluten free lime bars on green plate resized

These bars are gorgeous in green – with or without a touch of food coloring.

 

Use lemons or limes, and even add a drop of food coloring to make these the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Gluten Free Lemon Bars Recipe

gluten free Lemon Bars

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  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 20 bars

Ingredients

(double if using 9×13 pan)

crust ingredients:

filling ingredients:

  • 2 eggs (or egg substitute of choice, such as 1/2 cup extra firm tofu blended with 1 tsp. baking powder)
  • 3/4 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 2 Tbs. gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 tsp. finely shredded lemon zest
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • food coloring, if desired (yellow or green)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Instructions

Crust Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º F.

In a medium bowl, beat butter with a mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/4 cup of sugar; beat until combined.

Beat in the 1 cup of gfJules™ flour until crumbly, being careful not to over-mix. Press mixture into the bottom of an un-oiled 8x8x2 baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

gluten free lemon bars - lime variation

Filling Directions:

Combine eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, and baking powder; beat 2 minutes or until thoroughly combined.

Pour filling over baked crust. Bake 20 minutes more or until set and lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars only when completely cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, before serving.

Notes

This recipe doubles nicely when baked in a 9×13 pan.

 

 These light and creamy gluten free lemon bars will impress everyone! But use a non-rice-based gluten free flour like #1-rated gfJules! Loved. By. ALL!

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gluten free lime bars with shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day

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    • Hi Marisa, unfortunately almond flour is not a simple 1:1 replacement for regular wheat flour or for my gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Blend, but in this particular recipe, you could probably use some almond flour in place of the blend because the base for the bars would still be yummy if it was denser from the almond flour. Here’s an article on gluten free flours and how to use them – it should help give you an idea of how much to use in proportion for this recipe: https://gfjules.com/gluten-free-flour-comparison/
      ~jules

      • Thanks Jules! Giving it a try with the almond flour for the crust, looks good, we’ll see how it holds up with the lemon on top!

        • Just wanted to update you! The lemon bars were great with the almond flour replacement for the crust! But, I wouldn’t recommend using the parchment paper as suggested in one of the other comments, they were too moist. 2nd batch without the parchment was great!